Britannia has been the female embodiment of Britain for centuries, evolving through the ages to capture the spirit of the nation she represents. First appearing on the coins of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, Britannia has a long history with British coins. Today, this icon is the face of our flagship Britannia bullion coin, renowned for its beauty and reliability. This incarnation of Britannia was created by sculptor Philip Nathan in 1987. He presented the ‘queen of the seas’ with carefully chosen symbols of Britain’s identity – a shield for protection, an olive branch for peace and a trident for her maritime links. The award-winning design has become so highly-regarded that only The Royal Mint is able to strike genuine Britannia coins featuring Philip Nathan’s interpretation.
This modern classic of design has been struck on the 2021 Britannia bullion coin, which contains ten ounces of 999 fine silver and depicts Britannia standing boldly amongst the waves, surrounded by a background of radial lines.
- The largest coin in the Britannia range
- Struck in ten ounces of 999 fine silver
- Features Philip Nathan’s world-famous Britannia design
- With a background security feature of radial lines
- Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard